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MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16"

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The MacBook Pro 15” (2014) launched with OS X Mavericks when it was released in July 2014. The MacBook Pro 16” (2021) launched with macOS Ventura when it was released in October 2021. The MacBook Pro 15” (2014) is part of the 3rd-generation MacBook Pro lineup, and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) is part of the 5th-generation MacBook Pro lineup.

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MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15"

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MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" Pricing

MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15" prices start at $278, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" low price of $1256.

Specs Comparison

The MacBook Pro 15” (2014) features include a 15.4-inch Retina display, options for an Intel Core i7 or Core i9 processor, up to 1TB of flash storage, up to 16GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Pro Graphics. The MacBook Pro 15” (2014) also features two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, HDMI, an SDXC memory card slot, a MagSafe 2 power port, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo speakers, dual microphones, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. To compare, the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) features include a 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology, options for an Apple M1 Pro chip or M1 Max chip, up to 8TB of storage, up to 64GB of RAM, and Touch ID. The MacBook Pro 16” (2021) also features three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, an SDXC memory card slot, an HDMI port, a MagSafe 3 charging port, WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, a high-fidelity six-speaker sound system with a force-canceling woofer, wide stereo sound, support for Spatial Audio, a studio-quality three-mic array, and a 3.5mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones.

Size

The MacBook Pro 15” (2014) measurements are as follows: 0.71” (H) x 14.13” (W) x 9.73” (W), with a weight of 4.46 pounds, and a 15.4” display size. To compare, the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) measures 0.66” (H) x 14.01” (W) x 9.77” (D) and features a 16.2” display size. The MacBook Pro 16” (2021) weighs 4.7 pounds when equipped with an M1 Pro chip, and 4.8 pounds when equipped with an M1 Max chip.

Camera

The MacBook Pro 15” (2014) has a 720p FaceTime HD webcam. The MacBook Pro 16” (2021) has a 1080p FaceTime HD webcam with an advanced image signal processor with computational video.

Color Choices

MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15"

Available in 1 color:

  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2021 - 16"

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" Colors

The MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15" introduces one new color not found in the MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" color palette: Gray. Both the MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" share one color: Silver.
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The MacBook Pro 15” (2014) and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) are available in Silver. The MacBook Pro 16” (2021) is also available in Space Gray.

Storage Options

MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15"

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

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MacBook Pro 2021 - 16"

Choose from 5 storage options:

  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB
  • 4TB
  • 8TB

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MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" introduces three new storage options not found on the MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15": 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB. Both the MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" share two storage options: 512GB and 1TB. However, the MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" does not have options for 256GB, as seen on the MacBook Pro 2014 (Retina) - 15".
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The MacBook Pro 15” (2014) storage options include 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) storage options include 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB.

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